Tribute to the Champs: Adrien Moerman

Jun 07, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
Tribute to the Champs: Adrien Moerman

Players like Adrien Moerman are critical on a championship-level team. Moerman has played eight EuroLeague seasons and Efes is his sixth team in the competition, however, he has embraced a different role in the last two campaigns. Moerman filled it to perfection at the 2021 Final Four, providing all the hustle and energy his team needed at all times.

Moerman had 6 points without any missed shots and a PIR of 8 in just 11 minutes of action in the semifinal against CSKA Moscow and his near-perfect performance helped Efes to reach the championship game. After losing the 2013 7DAYS EuroCup Championship Game with Bilbao Basket and the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game with Efes, Moerman was ready for glory.

He came off the bench against FC Barcelona and, in less than 21 minutes, had 6 points on 3-of-4 two-point shooting and 8 rebounds – 3 on the offensive end – for a PIR of 12. With his team down 25-15 in the second quarter, Moerman stepped up big, getting a couple of put-back baskets and rebounding at both ends to spark Efes, which surged to reach halftime with a 36-39 lead. Moerman won the competition in his 183th EuroLeague game.